We believe that only when historically marginalized people - women, LGBTQ, people of color, and people with disabilities -
have influence on the discussion, not just a seat at the table, will organizations reach their full potential.
To help high-performing professions to be more effective communicators. GISC training is industry agnostic and for professionals of all ages, genders, titles, and current level of proficiency. Our expertise and methods of communication development are rooted in Gina’s personal experience, not theory. Teaching only what we know to be effective and actionable is the foundation of the GISC.
The GISC UVP
“I draw on my experiences as a keynote and motivational speaker, B2B sales, an actor, a spokesperson, and as an entrepreneur who’s pitched and secured VC funding.
My gender history is a key asset; having been male for the first ten years of my career and female for the last 25+ years. This has given me a unique understanding, insight, and credibility with virtually every audience regardless of professional title, age, gender, or sexual identity.”
- Gina Grahame
Em: gina @ TheGISC.com
Born and raised on the north side of Detroit, Gina started her career in B2B sales serving the auto design, manufacturing, supply, and assembly plants in the Midwest.
In the mid 90’s, Gina started her first entrepreneurial venture: a niche line of luxury clothing for tall women. From there, she co-founded a mobile software startup, then moved to Silicon Valley, as a global sales manager within the videogame development industry.
Gina Grahame is also a Lecturer of Strategic Communications, and Communications Coach, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Gina lives in San Francisco, California.
As an Entrepreneur
Gina has pitched and secured funding as a startup co-founder
As a Persuasive Speaker
Gina has won national and international awards from the Business Professionals of America, and Toastmasters International.
As a Sales Professional
Gina has presented to companies of all types and size; from tool & die shops in the Midwest, financial institutions on the East Coast, tech startups in Silicon Valley, and Fortune 500 companies across the country.
As an Actor
Gina performed on stage, in B2B ‘Industrial’ films, and toured nationally as a narrating engineer for RAM truck engines.
Gina is the President and Executive Committee Chair of the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA), the San Francisco LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of MENSA.
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